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Over 500,000 people without power due to Hurricane Ida -Entergy Louisiana website

Aug 29 (Reuters) - More than 500,000 people were without power in Louisiana because of Hurricane Ida, Entergy Louisiana’s website showed on Sunday.

The energy company’s outage map showed the number of affected customers at 541,606 as of 6:50 p.m. EDT (2250 GMT) on Sunday.

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, forcing those who did not flee to brace themselves for the toughest test yet of the billions of dollars spent on levee upgrades following Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney

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